Vigil in Austin, March 24, 5 p.m.

I am sorry to report that the U.S. casualty count in Iraq has just reached the sad milestone of 4,000 deaths.

Please join us for a vigil to mourn these tragic deaths this afternoon, March 24 at 5 p.m. This has been a standing call from CodePink..

We will meet at the corner of 6th and Lamar in Austin. We will wear black and we encourage you to do the same. We will have black veils available for those who wish to wear them.

Alice Embree / March 24, 2008 / The Rag Blog

The death toll for U.S. solders in Iraq has reached 4,000:

The overall U.S. death toll in Iraq rose to 4,000 after four soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing in Baghdad, a grim milestone that is likely to fuel calls for the withdrawal of American forces as the war enters its sixth year.

The American deaths occurred Sunday, the same day rockets and mortars pounded the U.S.-protected Green Zone in Baghdad and a wave of attacks left at least 61 Iraqis dead nationwide.

From MSNBC / March 23, 2008 / The Rag Blog

Michael Ware of CNN reports from lraq on 4,000 GI Deaths

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